The house Lidy de Boer shares with her husband, Wim, is a real gem. With its well-kept garden – Lidy’s favourite hobby – the thatched-roof house has always been a popular place for the couples friends and family to gather. The only downside was the draughty patio. “We could hardly ever enjoy our garden from the patio, as its position on the corner meant it was exposed to the wind even on still days,” the owner recalls.
It was an architect friend of the couple who gave them the idea of retrofitting the patio with sliding glass elements – the perfect way of sheltering it from the wind and rain. “We’re absolutely delighted,” the de Boers say. “We can now finally sit out on the patio with our friends and enjoy the beautiful weather to the fullest, even in the evenings. Add to that how easy it is to use the sliding elements and how quickly they can be opened and closed, and it’s exactly what we’d always dreamed of.”